Mountain Biking in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal is too hectic, dusty, and traffic congested. We offer a fun biking experience in the valley. Valley bike allows you to get off the beaten tracks and discover peaceful Newari village that have preserved their traditional lifestyle.
Many trails are narrow, century-old walkways that are not shown on maps. You need a good sense of direction when venturing out without a local guide. To go unguided entails some risks , and you should learn a few important words of Nepali to assist in seeking directions bring a map and compass or some short of devices.
We offer a range of full day, half day or malty day’s biking trips in Kathmandu valley, rides covers downhill with single track and jeep track, and scenic ridge ride.
Navigate Outdoor offer Variety Mountain biking trips in the Himalayan in Nepal with experienced guides. Mountain bike allows you to interact with local community and cultures as well as get to know them from real close of their lifestyle.
- Destination:Nepal, Langtang Region, Kathmandu Valley
- Trip Grade:Moderate, Easy
- Max Elevation:2215M.
- Total Duration:1-10 days
- Best Time:Mar- May & Sept - Dec
- Cultural experience:4 Star
Itinerary at glance
Day 01 – Arrive at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02 – Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, including Pasupatinath, Boudha, Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar square.
Day 03 – Bike to Mulkharka 22km via Shivapuriloop 5-6hrs, stay at Mulkharka in the local guest house.
Day 04 – Bike to Chisapani 22 km 4-5hrs, stay in the local guest house.
Day 05 – Bike to Nagarkot 36km 5-6hrs, stay in the local guest house the best View and accommodation.
Day 06 – Bike to Dhulikhe 16km3-4 hrs stay at Dhulikhel at resort.
(Wake up early morning for sunrise views and have breakfast than start your biking)
Day 07 – Bike to Nomo Buddha 38km 6hrs, stay at local guest house/ Gompa/ Monastery.
Day 08 – Bike to Kathmandu via Surya Binyak Temple and Sightseeing Bhaktapur durbar square lunch.
Day 09 – Shopping/ rest day in Kathmandu stay at hotel.
Day 10 – Transfer to airport to your final destination.
- Bike/ Helmets, and spare parts with bike maintain stuff.
- Guide for on the spot support for fixing bike and service for your requirement.
- Guide’s salary and insurance.
- Twin share guest house/ private room with single supplements, sleeping bag.
- Three meals a day Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, hot drinks as you like Tea/coffee/hot chocolate.
- Water treatment/ purification for drinking water e.g. iodine/chlorine.
- Pick up and drop from airport/ airport transfer, Private vehicle for sightseeing.
- 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan.
- Group first-aid &repaired kits.
What’s not including?
- Personal/ health insurance.
- International/ Domestic flight tickets, visa fee, airport charge.
- Alcohol & bottle beverages e.g. Mineral water, coke.
- Guides have & support team’s Tip.
- Extra charges for private support vehicle.
- Meal while you are in Kathmandu (Lunch & Dinner)
Cost and Dates
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Additions info: There are so many company offer biking trips in Nepal and offer you different prices. We customize your trip as your interest and requirements/services.
Karnali River Experience.
They say that the journey is better than the destination. That all the experiences along the way are like an accumulation of rocks along a riverbed. This story is another stone in a river.
I have known Mani Aryal for several years, meeting him in the United States, in the state of Utah. Mani and I were both on a work contract to take a group of students down Desolation & Grey Canyon on the Green River. After spending three weeks with Mani I knew that I made a paddling adventure buddy and that he would be a person that I actively stay in contact with. The years have a way of floating by with adventure and intentions. Every time I spoke to Mani he persistently invited me to Kathmandu to see his home and to float the rivers. Three years after saying “no”, I finally could say “maybe”.
Kathmandu is large in legend and small in structure. The shuttle ride from the airport is an example of whitewater: dodging potholes, must-make moves, and pure adrenaline. It’s best not to watch.
There are two options to get to the river when signing up for a Karnali River Expedition trip: 1) take the plane or 2) ride with the guides and gear on public transport. I was on a tight budget, so option #2 was the only way to go. Putting together a multiday river trip is always difficult, especially when you start combining buses, shuttles, and rendezvous. The first leg of the journey was via public transportation to Koholpur. The guides and I, hanging out at the main bus depot, loading all of the gear we would need for the next 12 days was a new experience indeed.
You see a lot of different people and livestock on the long distance buses. Chickens and goats are not uncommon. If a woman is standing with a baby, it’s a norm to hand a baby to you, a seated passenger, to hold the child in order to give her a break.
The second half of the shuttle was a private bus to the put-in, the small village of Dungeshor that is located straight down a canyon. The route our bus driver picked was shorter to save fuel but longer because of road conditions. Our bus rocked, creaked and moaned down the road for 8 hours only to cover 85km. “Singletrack” may be a better description than “road” as there were only inches to spare between rock walls and open air.
Sideswiping other buses, scouting rock gardens and pushing our transport were common occurrences that quickly become norms. We reached Dungeshor after 10 pm to hastily inhale some food and beer from a generous restaurant owner who opened his doors after hours. Afterward, we set up our tents on the riverbank to welcome a solid, unwavering piece of ground to usher in some sleep.
The next morning, the guides were in their prime, having already started getting breakfast ready for everyone. Mani was no exception, greeting me with a great, white smile and a coffee to help orient my mind back to my body. The biggest surprise was all of the children hanging about camp. We were all warned not to leave our gear unattended. Later that day, I realized a carabineer walked off to hang out with the children. The guides seemed to include me that much more by laughing and sharing stories of gear gone lost.
Throughout the six days, Mani and his guides were exceptional hosts. It seemed as if they never stopped moving. Always quick to put a coffee in your hand, help you set up your campsite or to offer a meal. Every morning they would barter with local fisherman to add extra flair to the menu. On the water, I felt safe and involved in the risk management. All ideas were heard until a plan formed to be implemented with everyone on board. The standard followed by Mani was professional.
Six months after this trip, the strongest memories I have are of traveling to and from the river. Once I had oars in my hand and a blue sky above me I knew who I was and how I got there.
The total trip duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu was 10 days included bus journey.
Thank you, Mani. I look forward to our next adventure.